New Zealand WordPress support, Security and Hosting

We focus on keeping your wordpress site current, safe and available.

Keeping your site current

Design and development support for your WordPress site to keep it up to date.

Keeping your site safe

WordPress sites can be a popular target for hackers. We make sure they don’t succeed.

Keeping your site available

Secure hosting for your WordPress site to make sure it is always available to your customers.

Want to check your site?

Scan it, and we will check it for vulnerabilities.

To scan a WordPress site for vulnerabilities, simply enter the web address of the site you want to scan and click the scan button. It only takes a moment.

Welcome to Protect WordPress

WordPress security is no longer optional

Due to an exponential increase in cyber-attacks, businesses must establish a plan to secure their website and their reputation.

Achieving good security typically requires the services of a third party professional and also requires that the organisation takes responsibility to implement the suggested changes to safeguard their website.

Our team works alongside internal business resources to create a WordPress security program to protect your website against hackers.

increase in Threats for Small-Medium Businesses

Globally there are upwards of 10000 hack attempts on WordPress websites per minute!

Many businesses believe a breach will never happen to them and this is precisely the attitude hackers are depending on.

Organisations with fewer than one hundred employees are actually more vulnerable to a cyber attack due to the fact that their defenses are often not as strong as larger businesses. Sadly, these smaller businesses are also likely to suffer more financially and face a difficult process of recovering from an attack.

One of the reasons for the increase is the proliferation of zero cost hacking tool kits.

In the past a skilled hacker was required to do significant research and customise specific vulnerability exploits against targeted networks. Today, the hacking tools are designed in such a simplistic nature that any unskilled adversary can click a few buttons to automate complex and powerful attacks against multiple targets.

This leaves small to medium businesses at a severe risk of data breach and network outages. The costs incurred from a data breach far outstrip the cost of a professional proactive Cyber Security approach.


Protect WordPress is part of the Wired Internet Group of companies based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Wired Internet Group is an industry leader in software design, development and implementation with more than twenty years experience.

Security Updates

  • 05
    May 2019
    Plugin name:
    WP Store Locator
    Updated to Version 2.2.22
  • 05
    May 2019
    Plugin name:
    Gravity Forms Event Tracking
    Updated to Version 2.3.8
  • 05
    May 2019
    Plugin name:
    MapPress Maps for WordPress
    Updated to Version 2.52.4
  • 05
    May 2019
    Plugin name:
    Updated to Version 8.12.1
  • 05
    May 2019
    Theme name:
    Updated to Version 1.2.17

Concerned about

possible vulnerabilities in your WordPress Site?

Enter your sites domain name below, and we will scan it for possible vulnerabilities.

Tips and tricks

From the experts

There are a plenty of simple things you can do to help prevent your WordPress site from getting hacked or to rescue the site if it has already been hacked.
Our Tips and Tricks section may be just what you need.

Services include:

  • Keep WordPress core up to date
  • Automatic Plugin updates
  • Secure WordPress file permissions
  • Offer robust secure hosting
  • Malware Scan
  • Protect uploads directory
  • Two factor authentication
  • Security keys (Salts) created
  • Remove default admin account
  • Blacklist constant attacking IPs
  • Enforce complex passwords
  • Notifications about attacks
  • Brute force protection
  • 6 months of site backups
  • Ban known bad hosts
  • File change detection
  • Change the WordPress backend URL
  • and so much more

About us

20+ years experience

Protect WordPress is a service offering from Wired Internet Group, a web design and development company, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Wired Internet Group is an industry leader in website design, usability, development, and implementation. Creating unique, functional websites for more than 20 years.

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